Years ago, when I first decided to stop relaxing, one of the names being kicked around the natural hair forum boards was Anita Grant. Based in London, UK, mixologist Anita Grant has been making all natural hair products for a while. So I decided to order a few items and my order included her famous Rhassoul Condish blocks. I think it took about 2-3 weeks to get my package as it was coming across the Atlantic, but I am not sure what the shipping times are like now.
Fast forward some years later and I realized that I still had 3 blocks in my refrigerator!! So one evening, I gave my hair a little extra TLC. The condish block is made primarily of organic Rhassoul Clay (Moroccan) but also contains some very moisturizing ingredients like cocoa butter and honey. The clay is supposed to fortify hair, protect it from free radicals, detoxify the scalp and improve manageability.
So I followed the instructions on the website, and used a glass bowl and plastic fork to prepare the mixture. Due to the high mineral content of the clay, they may interact with metal. I used one cube of Rhassoul Clay and added enough hot water to create a loose paste. It took about 10 to 15 minutes to break up the cube with the fork. It looked like Milo or chocolate milk. I have used coconut milk instead of water, but surprisingly this Caribbean woman had none in her apartment! :-/
So I cleansed my hair in the shower and squeezed out the excess water. I divided my hair into quarters and applied the Rhassoul mixture. I made sure that I got it on my scalp and throughout my strands. It did not drip and it dried quickly on my hair, but I wrapped it in some plastic wrap and left it on for 30 minutes.